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Fargo evacuees view orders differently

Published 03/28/2009, The Forum

Richard Thomas is in it for the long haul. The resident of the Forest River neighborhood south of Fargo opted to protect his home rather than follow a mandatory evacuation advisory issued Friday by Cass County. Thomas said he’s one of three families in the neighborhood who are staying put. Cass County Emergency Manager Dave Rogness said although the advisory issued Friday by county commissioners has the word “mandatory,” the intent is not to force people to leave their homes or arrest them for not following the advisory.

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